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WIGWAM Pottery

This ceramics collection is a bold celebration of the individual. Using good quality consistent materials Wigwam pots are all happily unique, proud to carry their own individual marks and imperfections. Every effort is made to keep the style loose, free and obviously hand made.

WIGWAM Philosophy

Wigwam is about more than making pottery – it is a lifestyle. Wigwam is inspired by a love of the ordinary and everyday. A warm glow when sharing a meal with friends, or the gift of settling down to a cosy slice of cake on your sofa. Treasuring simplicity, choosing happiness and celebrating every moment with gratitude and Gusto!


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WIGWAM Story

Artist and teacher Leyla Folwell fell in love with the ceramic process at Art college at the age of 17.

Experimenting with many forms of Art over 25 years she always arrives back at clay. “I describe my Art practice as holistic”. Living on a boat taught Leyla the value and strength of community. Participating in Art collectives taught her the value of sharing and nurturing people. Working at Brighton university expanded her capacity for encouraging and enabling students ideas.

“I’ve tried at times to segment my Art practice and ‘day job’ but the truth is my whole life has bought me to this unique mixture: potting, teaching and expressing myself through Art. The result being a very simple but rich way of living, inspired by Art, food, people and nature.”

-Leyla Folwell

WIGWAM Classes

The Ceramics Studio, a concept born in Surrey Docks Farm in London, includes pottery classes with an emphasis on enjoyment and relaxation. Later expanding into a warehouse in Bermondsey, a communal area for Artists was developed. Now a sky-lit loft in Warwickshire, it’s really worth a visit to experience the magical atmosphere.

WIGWAM Art

The core of Leyla’s inspiration is play through Art. A deep belief that it is crucial to stay childlike and playful through infancy if we are to remain happy and healthy. Leyla experiments with a range of materials and processes, which typically manifests in ceramic sculpture.